Bring Our Troops Home and Send In the Neocons

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Today
is just another day and another major bombing against US and US-affiliated
targets in Iraq. Our garrison troops continue under attack daily
and the oil pipelines continue to explode and burn. Why the heck
are we there and isn’t it time to take the false neocon propaganda
and the neocon advisors and put them
where they have placed our American men and women in uniform?

The
neocons promised we would be met as liberators, but of course we
are seen as conquerors by the citizens of Iraq, the rest of the
Middle East and most of the world. They call our invaders a coalition,
but basically it is just the US and its UK assistant out to steal
oil and run the world. The neocons
laughably claimed we invaded and occupied Iraq to provide basic
services, peace, prosperity, and democracy – the social worker with
the cluster bomb – but the result has been more hardship, more lawlessness,
an even worse economy than under Saddam and our UN embargo, and
of course no democracy.

A
traditional despotism under Saddam has been replaced with an alien
military dictatorship. No one wants to be ruled by foreigners. Therefore
there will be no end to this guerilla war until the Washington Empire
ends its occupation.

But
already, no one on earth believes our lying neocon propaganda from
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and their neocon advisors. America has in
less than two years lost all the world support and good will generated
by the terrorist 9/11 attack, and at what price? Neither the oil
nor making Ariel Sharon the local assistant emperor is worth the
price. Of course, as with all colonialism and war, the people paying
the price are not the same as those reaping the government-generated
profits.

Our
brave military is being turned into an empire garrison force and
the length of service in Iraq almost guarantees that our Army Reserve
and National Guard forces will have to be replenished – so
the Pentagon will claim – by the reinstitution of the slavery-like
military draft. Look at history if you want to know what happens
long-term when you take elite, motivated military forces like our
armed services and turn them into an occupation force making war
against civilians and local guerrilla fighters.

Feds,
declare your victory against Saddam and get the heck out. If you
must have troops there, make it the First Neocon Battalion, Col.
Bill Kristol commanding, Lt. Col. Michael Ledeen, Commissar. Let
them reap the flowers and cheers they promised us to advance their
evil empire.

August
20, 2003

Ron
Holland [send him mail]
is
editor of Dixie
Daily News

and Swiss
Gnomes
.


        
        

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